There isn’t a water shortage issue…

There isn’t a water shortage issue…

Looks: 36 During the past several years; the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) directors has spent tens of thousands of the taxpayer’s dollars trying to convince us, the taxpayer, that we have a water shortage issue. Let’s not address the wastefulness of spending all that taxpayer money on a “non-issue”; instead let’s look at a […]

Stand up to the CVRD and tell them to STOP wasting our tax dollars!

Stand up to the CVRD and tell them to STOP wasting our tax dollars!

Looks: 407 I write your newspaper to provide information and facts to the residents and taxpayers of the Cowichan Valley Regional District that relates to the latest decision made by the CVRD Directors. The proposal by the CVRD is to take over complete responsibility for the Lake Cowichan weir. For those you that don’t know; […]

The folly of the two state solution

The folly of the two state solution

Looks: 21 The so called Paris Mideast peace conference attended by representatives from 70 countries is now history with little new and the same old tiresome rhetoric and false reality based more on emotionalism than objectivity. This is what we have come to expect from such conferences and Israel’s Ambassador to the Un Danny Danon […]

With friends like that, who needs enemies!

With friends like that, who needs enemies!

Looks: 7 You can hardly blame Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his scathing attack on the Obama administration after its refusal to veto the UN Security Council resolution last week that once again condemned Israel’s settlements in the West Bank. The ruling is the harshest the UN has ever passed during the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         It is nothing […]

Can pollsters and mainstream media be trusted?

Can pollsters and mainstream media be trusted?

Looks: 11 Anyone watching the current American media coverage of the election campaign and not having a healthy suspicion of polls and mainstream media coverage must be naive indeed.  Take for example a recent Reuters poll that they “re-worked” to obscure a 17-point swing towards Trump in order to “bring it into line” with the rest of the […]

My CVRD taxes are up 10% – Will Dumont, Cobble Hill

My CVRD taxes are up 10% –  Will Dumont, Cobble Hill

Looks: 14 The Editor We all received our property tax notices in the Cowichan Valley this week and they are shocking. My CVRD taxes are up 10% over last year-a completely unreasonable increase that comes with no improvement whatsoever in services. My taxes went up 5 times the rate of local inflation which means lots […]

What about governing?

What about governing?

Looks: 9 Six months since forming government Justin Trudeau’s Liberals appear to be still riding high in the polls yet their remains the nagging question in the country’s collective mind on how well the nation is being governed. So far we have seen a Prime Minister who though warm and charismatic has made few difficult decisions or gained […]

So just who is Gerald Butts?… Gerald Hall, Nanoose Bay

So just who is Gerald Butts?… Gerald Hall, Nanoose Bay

Looks: 32 Justin and Gerald   So just who is Gerald Butts? I am guessing  the majority of Canadians do not know that he is an old Trudeau university buddy who is now the senior political adviser to our new Prime Minister and as had serious input into almost every policy Trudeau campaigned on in the recent […]

A view through rose colored glasses – Gerald Hall, Nanoose Bay

A  view through rose colored glasses – Gerald Hall, Nanoose Bay

Looks: 4         Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his “sunny ways” philosophy likes viewing all things through rose colored glasses to avoid some of the stark realities which might upset this congenial if false view of today’s world. Accordingly he has decided  naively to  follow the world in lifting sanctions on  Iran believing the so called landmark deal […]

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